On October 13, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open the gate (at 8:00am) on Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) allowing the public to drive into the refuge to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week (a celebration of the great network of lands and waters that conserves and protects Americas’ precious wildlife heritage). Activities for this free family fun day will be from 9:00am to 2:00pm and will include art and craft activities, butterfly and bird walks, photography hikes, biking tours, archery, fishing techniques, scavenger hunts, and more. Great opportunity for youth to earn outdoor nature badges.
From 10:00am to 12:30pm, International artist, Daniel Dancer (http://artforthesky.com/) will be sharing his experience from his travels to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Mexico and with the help from hundreds of people, (that will be you), he will create a monarch butterfly living art piece. This unique experience will blend science, history, and math as a way to better understand our interconnection with all life. To be a part of the living art piece, participants must wear an orange, black, or white shirt that will make up the monarch butterfly photo. We are asking the public to bring a shirt from home or shirts may be purchased during the event for a small fee. A shirt decorating station will also be provided free of charge. An eighty-foot lift will be used to capture a photo from above of the human butterfly image. Please RSVP by phone (843-784-2468) or email ([email protected]) by October 11th if you plan to participate in this living butterfly photo with number of participants in your party and shirt color preference.